EscapeE provides a number of smoothing options for scaling monochrome and colored images down in size.
|•||Select Configuration from the 'Options' menu (function key f8) and click the Images tab or |
select Export from the 'File' menu (Ctrl E) – see Image format file export. Select an image format such as BMP or PNG then click the Image options... button.
The 'Smoothing for output to' section contains a pair of panels: one for 'colored images and the screen' and another for 'monochrome images'. Choose from these options to set up the most appropriate method for smoothing the output image:
|•||Gray-scale gives the best effect if the output format supports it, but if converting to 1-bit monochrome it may be preferable to use Simple or Two-bit.|
4-bit gives better results than 8-bit, which is only suitable when images are to be heavily scaled-down.
|•||Simple scaling is probably somewhat quicker but for images which are scaled down considerably or have pale areas, it may result in parts of the image vanishing altogether.|
|•||Two-bit scaling guarantees that if a pixel in the resulting scaled image contains any black then it or its neighbor will be black – and similarly for white.|